Central Maine Power

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

Central Maine Power spokeswoman Catherine Hartnett says the company's proposed $6 million consumer compensation fund is meant to be an alternative to a fine the Public Utilities Commission staff proposed for customer service issues.

Regulators Delaying Decision On CMP Rate Hike Until Billing Investigation Ends

Aug 7, 2019
Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News/file

Maine utilities regulators announced Tuesday that they will delay a decision on a requested rate increase from Central Maine Power until after investigations into billing and metering issues end.

PORTLAND, Maine - An energy company that wants to derail a proposed 145-mile transmission line across Maine says the Public Utility Commission's approval is "replete with errors."

Lori Valigra / Bangor Daily News

Public advocate Barry Hobbins addressed members of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee about CMP as the utility asks for a rate increase.

PORTLAND, Maine - A contract dispute between Maine's biggest city and a utility has left two dozen streetlights dark.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Public Utilities Commission has taken the unusual step of writing a newspaper op-ed chastising a power company in the state for doing a poor job of transitioning to a new billing system.

Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Unjustified bill increases, confusing bills, endless wait-times for customer service representatives who turn out to be uninformed - those were just a few of the many complaints Central Maine Power customers brought to a Portland hearing convened last night by the state's Public Utilities Commission.

Central Maine Power’s billing practices and other controversies involving the state’s largest utility are in the spotlight in Portland on Tuesday.

Say NO to NECEC Facebook group

Opponents of Central Maine Power’s proposed 145-mile power line through western Maine say they will start a petition drive to take the question to a statewide vote.

Courtesy Central Maine Power

The largest union at Bath Iron Works is standing with local steel workers to oppose Central Maine Power's  transmission line project through western Maine.

WESTBROOK, Maine - The power is mostly back on a day after thunderstorms left thousands of Maine homes and businesses in the dark.

PORTLAND, Maine - The operators of a Maine power company didn't adequately test a new billing system that proved to be prone to errors when it was rolled out in 2017.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

A bill that would limit Central Maine Power's ability to seize land for its proposed 145-mile transmission project has failed following a veto by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills.

Gov. Janet Mills Wednesday vetoed two bills aimed at establishing more stringent standards for the approval of electric transmission lines. 

Fred Bever / Maine Public file

The Maine House of Representatives has given early approval to a pair of bills that could affect the construction of a controversial transmission line from northern Maine down to Massachusetts.

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